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Sunderland Echo Article: The day the Australia’s cricketers came to Sunderland, 11th April, 2013 "WEARSIDE cricket fans will be bowled over by a new book. Today we take a look. HOWZAT! A new book featuring Wearside’s links to a historic Ashes game planned for this summer has just been published by sports historian and archivist Keith Gregson. Australia in Sunderland: The Making of A Test Match details ten games played by Australia within the town between 1878 and 1977 – complete with archive photos and documents. “On August 9, 2013, the Australian cricket team will step onto the Emirates Durham International...

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RARE PHOTOGRAPH INSPIRES AUTHOR CRICKET BOOK RECORDS BACKGROUND TO DURHAM’S GROUNDBREAKING ASHES TEST This August sees the first ever Ashes test match on Durham soil.  The most famous contest in the cricketing world first took place in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877. Writer, historian and musician Keith Gregson takes up the story; “We had to wait another three and a half years for the first England v Australia match in England. However, the Australians did come over to Britain in 1878 on what is regarded as the first proper representative tour here.” The last game of this tour was against...

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Rugby column By Frankie Deges “The second book is the labour of love of a Kiwi-born, Brazilian resident Paul Tait. For reasons that beat me, he has written, in English, the very interesting “Rugby World Cup Argentina 2023” in which he analyses the many reasons why after the England (2015) and Japan (2019) World Cups, the following should come our way. He sounds like a lunatic, but some of the ideas he puts across are interesting. Not that the Argentina Rugby Union have already taken notice of this book, but he has done a lot of research on what makes...

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[caption id="attachment_595" align="alignright" width="116" caption="A History of Sunderland RFC"][/caption] "Books on North East rugby are few and far between, but the trend has been bucked by a fascinating history of Sunderland RFC. Titled One Among Many, Keith Gregson’s release uses the Wearside club as the focus for a much broader work, giving a superb insight into the development of the game in the region." The Journal reviewed the book in their Scrumdown section of the paper, a detailed full page review, and the full review is available online at JournalLive. One Among Many is available from all good bookstores including...

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"A wonderful novel, filled with excitement" Who better to comment on Hunt For The Blower Bentley than the founder of the Simeone Museum, Fred Simeone. Many of you will be familiar with their jaw-dropping collection of vintage racing cars in Philadelphia - which includes a Blower Bentley which Fred himself tracked down and lovingly restored. He draws many parallels with the novel and you will be pleased to hear him report that the Blower Bentley is a joy to drive. They have more than 60 cars laid out in dioramas and displays. Many of them are simply priceless, being one...

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[caption id="attachment_595" align="alignright" width="116" caption="A History of Sunderland RFC"][/caption] MX author Keith Gregson is currently putting the final touches to his history of Sunderland RFC 'in its historical context'. Keith says that he is really pleased with the outcome. "At first I thought that it would only be the Victorian and Edwardian periods that would be appealing with rugby union's battle with soccer,  rugby league and  the question of professionalism, However I have found equal interest in the lmost recent  three or four decadeswith the reality of rugby union leagues, union professionalism and the growth of mini and junior rugby....

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Jackie Wilkinson won her 6th British Archery title last week and she revealed that she used her sports performance techniques to beat some very tough competition. Jackie documented her techniques, which can be applied to all sports, in her book 'Succeed In Sport'. In an interview a few years ago, Jackie admitted that before she used sports performance monitoring she was "just an average archer". By applying the techniques, which enable you to track and improve your performance, she went on to win several titles including European medals. Jackie said of her record 6th win: I thought the course at...

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